These mixes, which collectively represent the song called "Other Side," are all based on the same musical elements. The percussion's less than completely "4 to the floor" pattern is consciously reminiscent of the first song - "Keep Pushing Thru" - of the album on which it belongs. In fact, many of the components of the "Other Side" mixes originated in the same song, including the basis for the sounds themselves.
Other than those similarities, however, the structures of the "Other Side" mixes are noticeably different pieces than "Keep Pushing Thru." The bass line is far more staccato and jumpy than the repeatedly swelling nature of the latter songs. The same is true of the ambient chords, though they are exceptionally minimal in comparison - only playing Eb major or it's relative minor, namely C minor.
The most vivid aspect of "Other Side," is the lilting melody in nearly constant descent. When it hits the bottom, it remains there...only to strike the top more and more frequently as it returns. On it's way down it is sure to touch upon every chromatic pitch in its octave, yet only rests on each diatonic one. This comprehensive system of melodic motion serves to sound every added pitch to the otherwise repeating Eb major harmony.
So, why the name "Other Side"? Well, I s'pose I could simply say:
"Keep pushing thru
till you get to
where you need to
...on the other side."
released 10 July 2012
Composed, produced, mixed, remixed, and mastered by Swircle 987, aka Will Beazley.
Album art by Swircle 987, aka Will beazley.
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